Stacey is an experienced insurance coverage attorney with a particular focus on complex, high-exposure financial line matters, including D&Os, private equity and professional liability. She has over 15 years of experience as an attorney representing insurance companies in coverage and litigation. Clients have included AXA XL, Tokio Marine HCC and CNA.
Stacey was previously Senior Counsel at Clyde & Co and one of the founders when the Washington D.C. office opened in 2017. Stacey joins Clyde & Co from CNA Insurance, where she was Senior Litigation Counsel in the Corporate Legal Group. complaints.
At CNA, Stacey’s role included providing coverage advice to claims professionals in the specialty lines, resolving claims and assisting in mediations, and working with internal and external attorneys on coverage disputes. In addition to public and private D&O cases, Stacey has also provided coverage advice regarding Errors and Admissions (E&O) financial lines, private equity, employment practices liability, professional lines (E&O lawyers and accountants ) and cyber, technology and media policies.
Leslie Ahari, Partner at Clyde & Co, comments: “This is an exceptionally busy time for A&D insurance claims related to U.S. regulatory investigations and actions, as well as shareholder lawsuits and other types civil litigation against corporations and their directors and officers. Stacey’s expertise in this area is perfectly suited to serve our insurance clients and we welcome her to Clyde & Co.”
Stacey Rufe, said, “I am delighted to join my colleagues at Clyde & Co and delighted to bring my in-house experience to help our insurance clients resolve their most complex and difficult claims.
Financial institutions and Clyde & Co’s D&O team, part of its leading global insurance practice, advise on local and global claims. The Washington DC team has been involved in advising on many of the largest FI and D&O market exposures in the United States. The team handles claims of all sizes against public companies, institutional and retail banks, private equity funds, pension funds, investment advisers, asset managers and hedge funds, manages the most complex coverage issues and advises on some of the largest losses in the insurance market. .
Stacey’s arrival follows the recent hire of partner Kenneth Quinn and senior counsel Orla Brady, both based in Washington DC, who have joined the global aviation practice of Clyde & Co. Kenneth is an attorney leading aviation international and industry expert with over 30 years of experience. Orla joined the United States Department of Justice in Washington DC, where she served as a trial attorney.